The Best Episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender

In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

Sozin's Comet: Avatar Aang (4)

#1 - Sozin's Comet: Avatar Aang (4)

Season 3 - Episode 21

Aang defeats the Fire Lord by bending the elements within the Fire Lord and removing his fire bending abilities. After Zuko is taken down protecting Katara from Azula, Katara fights and manages to restrain Azula. Afterwards, Zuko is crowned Fire Lord and promises a better future for the world. Aang takes his place as the next Avatar, changing his attire in the process. Katara finally shows her love for Aang as they kiss in the last scene.

star 9.11
646 votes
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Sozin's Comet: Into the Inferno (3)

#2 - Sozin's Comet: Into the Inferno (3)

Season 3 - Episode 20

Sokka, Suki, and Toph try to stop the Fire Nation's air fleet. Meanwhile, Zuko and Azula duel in an Agni Kai and Aang confronts the Fire Lord. On the verge of losing, Aang gets hit in the back of his scar which sends him into the Avatar State.

star 8.81
511 votes
The Siege of the North (2)

#3 - The Siege of the North (2)

Season 1 - Episode 20

Aang returns from the spirit world to a big surprise. Meanwhile, Zhao and his forces continue to press deeper into the Northern Water Tribe. What could possibly stop the fire nation from destroying this tranquil region? If Zhao has his way, nothing. Also, Iroh makes a powerful stand and Zuko struggles to keep his plan intact.

star 8.76
489 votes
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The Day of Black Sun: The Eclipse (2)

#4 - The Day of Black Sun: The Eclipse (2)

Season 3 - Episode 11

As the invasion force fights their way to the Fire Nation capital, the kids help Aang to find the Fire Lord in time for the eclipse. But there are a few surprises. Zuko confronts his father and tells him that he's going to join the Avatar.

star 8.59
451 votes
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The Crossroads of Destiny

#5 - The Crossroads of Destiny

Season 2 - Episode 20

Everyone races against time to stop Azula's sinister plan. Zuko finds companionship in an unlikely source. Aang's destiny hangs in the balance - and so does Zuko's, as Iroh tells him "it is time to choose."

star 8.53
515 votes
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The Blind Bandit

#6 - The Blind Bandit

Season 2 - Episode 6

In search for an Earthbending teacher for Aang, the kids go to an underground Earthbending tournament called Earth Rumble 6, where they encounter Toph (aka the Blind Bandit), a blind, but powerful Earthbending girl. After seeing her unique style of Earthbending, Aang wants Toph to become his teacher, but there are complications with Toph's family.

star 8.52
589 votes
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The Puppetmaster

#7 - The Puppetmaster

Season 3 - Episode 8

The gang investigates the bizarre disappearances taking place within an eerie town.

star 8.50
540 votes
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The Siege of the North (1)

#8 - The Siege of the North (1)

Season 1 - Episode 19

In the first half of the two-part season finale, Zhao begins to launch his attack against the Northern Water Tribe. As the walls of the prestiged city begin to fall, the Avatar taps into the spirit world and seeks the help of one of the oldest spirits, in hopes of saving one of the most prominent areas of the world.

star 8.48
528 votes
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The Avatar and the Firelord

#9 - The Avatar and the Firelord

Season 3 - Episode 6

The tale of Avatar Roku and Fire Lord Sozin is revealed to Aang and Zuko by different sources. Both learn about themselves and are shown the origins of the war.

star 8.48
544 votes
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The Boiling Rock (2)

#10 - The Boiling Rock (2)

Season 3 - Episode 15

Zuko and Sokka make new plans to break out of the prison with Suki, Sokka's father and some others while a shocking twist leaves Azula none to happy with her two closest friends.

star 8.47
472 votes
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Lake Laogai

#11 - Lake Laogai

Season 2 - Episode 17

Aang and his friends continue to search for Appa and, unbeknownst to them, they aren't the only ones looking for him. During their search, the kids meet up with Jet, whom they are understandably reluctant to trust. The kids soon realize that the Dai Li are doing their best to thwart the kids efforts to find Appa. Meanwhile, Uncle Iroh is offered his own tea shop in the upper ring, and Zuko discovers the avatar is in the city.

star 8.46
499 votes
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The Firebending Masters

#12 - The Firebending Masters

Season 3 - Episode 13

While teaching Aang firebending, Zuko finds that he has lost all his firebending skills. Now to regain his powers, Zuko and Aang must seek the original source of firebending within the ruins of a lost civilization.

star 8.43
520 votes
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The Day of Black Sun: The Invasion (1)

#13 - The Day of Black Sun: The Invasion (1)

Season 3 - Episode 10

The day of the eclipse has arrived, and the invasion force gathers together to make last preparations. They infiltrate the island and the battle begins. Meanwhile, Aang searches for the Firelord.

star 8.41
502 votes
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The Blue Spirit

#14 - The Blue Spirit

Season 1 - Episode 13

While Aang, Katara and Sokka are traveling, Sokka gets a fever. Katara and Aang try to help Sokka, when only Katara catches the fever. It's up to Aang to go up on his own to save his two friends.But before he can get the medicine he is captured by the newly promoted Admiral Zhao and put in Zhao's fortress.Will Aang save Sokka and Katara in time?And who is this strange figure wearing a blue demonic looking mask?

star 8.39
582 votes
Directors: Dave Filoni
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Zuko Alone

#15 - Zuko Alone

Season 2 - Episode 7

Zuko travels by himself to an Earth Kingdom town were he meets a local boy. The two almost become friends, meanwhile Zuko suffers from flashbacks of his past.

star 8.39
533 votes
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The Drill

#16 - The Drill

Season 2 - Episode 13

Having made it to the outer wall of Ba Sing Se, the kids confront a Fire Nation army that is driving a massive Fire Nation drill, which poses an imminent threat to the last Earth Kingdom stronghold. Meanwhile, Zuko and Iroh make crucial mistakes which begin to attract Jet's suspicions.

star 8.38
522 votes
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The Guru

#17 - The Guru

Season 2 - Episode 19

Aang receives guidance from Guru Pathik at the Eastern Air Temple; Sokka is reunited with his long-lost father; Princess Azula has something diabolical in store for her enemies; Uncle and Zuko run their own tea shop.

star 8.37
504 votes
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Sozin's Comet: The Old Masters (2)

#18 - Sozin's Comet: The Old Masters (2)

Season 3 - Episode 19

While on the island, Aang seeks guidance from his past lives, but is not pleased with what he is told. The island, in fact, turns out to be a lion turtle from which Aang is given the guidance he had been seeking. After the tracker is unable to track Aang, the rest of the group decide they must find Iroh. Meanwhile, while tracking down Iroh, the group meets up with The Order of the White Lotus, a group that transcends the division of the four nations. After a discussion with Iroh the team decides to split up: Sokka, Suki, and Toph head to stop the Fire Nation's air fleet, the masters head to reclaim Ba Sing Se, and Katara, Zuko, and Appa head to defeat Azula.

star 8.36
481 votes
Sozin's Comet: The Phoenix King (1)

#19 - Sozin's Comet: The Phoenix King (1)

Season 3 - Episode 18

Aang struggles to decide whether or not he has to kill the Fire Lord and, during the night, is drawn toward an island which disappears before morning. Zuko leads the rest of the group to the Earth Kingdom to meet a tracker whom they hope can find Aang. The Fire Lord crowns himself Phoenix King and Aang awakens on the island not knowing where he is.

star 8.36
508 votes
Sokka's Master

#20 - Sokka's Master

Season 3 - Episode 4

Feeling as though he isn't contributing enough to the group, Sokka seeks out an elusive swordsmaster from whom he can learn the ways of the blade.

star 8.36
548 votes
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The Desert

#21 - The Desert

Season 2 - Episode 11

Aang searches for Appa, while Katara struggles to keep everyone together so they can survive in the vast desert while Sokaa supposedly gets "high" off Cactus juice in the desert.Meanwhile, Iroh and Zuko seek help from an ancient secret society.

star 8.33
517 votes
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The Western Air Temple

#22 - The Western Air Temple

Season 3 - Episode 12

Aang and the group arrive at the Western Air Temple, with Zuko in pursuit. Zuko only wishes to be accepted, and help the Avatar, but will the group allow him to teach Aang firebending?

star 8.33
506 votes
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The Chase

#23 - The Chase

Season 2 - Episode 8

Tired from trying to escape a machine that shows up every time they try to sleep, Aang and the gang have to escape Azula and her team, but their exhaustion leads to a tight situation. Meanwhile, Zuko must deal with something personal. And Iroh bonds with an unlikely individual.

star 8.31
557 votes
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The Earth King

#24 - The Earth King

Season 2 - Episode 18

The kids battle Long Feng and the Dai Li when they attempt to show the Earth King the vast conspiracy taking place in his city. Zuko becomes seriously ill and has feverish dreams as he faces a spiritual crisis.

star 8.31
484 votes
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Avatar Roku: Winter Solstice (2)

#25 - Avatar Roku: Winter Solstice (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8

To contact the spirit of the previous Avatar, Aang must reach a temple in the Fire Nation before the sun sets on the following day. There he will learn what he must do to restore balance to the world. Zuko must defy his banishment to follow Aang.

star 8.29
649 votes
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